Armagh County Museum
Armagh County Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Designed like a small Greek temple, this museum features an extensive collection of specimens, documents and artifacts that reveal the rich and varied history of the County of Armagh, from prehistoric times to present-day.
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Deborah J
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We visited the museum on Bank Holiday Monday. The museum is a beautiful building and holds some interesting items. We enjoyed walking around and particularly enjoyed the art on display and the railway items. The museum is free and Is well worth a visit!
Written August 29, 2022
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Ruadhán Of The Golden Brew
Armagh, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
This majestic pillared build sits on the rim of the Mall area in old Armagh. Once you walk through the door your greeted by welcoming staff. The staff members are knowledgeable and passionate.

They are very helpful with queries on objects brought to the musuem for study and let you see artifacts close up apon request. I felt totally at home here and I will return to soak up the amazing history.
Written July 23, 2022
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BundyClub
Bundanoon, Australia540 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The museum is well organised and neat. It seems to have been a longtime since any of the exhibits been updated. A static museum, nevertheless,browsing the exhibits you are likely to find something that interests you. It has a lift to improve accessibility, good toilet facilities, a small gift shop and it’s free. A good place ona rainy day.
Written May 10, 2023
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drfcok
Barnsley, UK153 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Solo
Looking forward to visiting this museum (I am a regular visitor to museums) I was hugely disappointed to find it was like stepping back into a 1960's depressing room full of cases containing exhibits. No attempt at interpretation of these items or collections was evident just small white cards that bore a typed (old typewriter style) description of each object, truly appalling! and made me question what on earth the curator is thinking of? surely people understand the need to provide even basic written descriptions in the most accessible manner - larger print would be a great advantage as would paying attention to the needs of dyslexia. I suspect the museum is short of funds, most are, but I cant understand why volunteers cannot be mobilised to provide adequate written descriptions of objects on display if not some curator directed interpretation of the exhibits.

I was the only person in the museum at 11am Wednesday and was informed that a small part of the gallery was closed until the official opening of a new exhibition, all of this exhibition was complete and in display cases yet the museum policy was to restrict public entry until after the official opening, what a load of nonsense! surely they realise that official openings often occur after the public are admitted, the general public are being treated appallingly.

At the moment the museum is very poor quality and not worth a visit, which is evident as people do not seem to visit, not even school children. I suspect a shortage of funding and cutbacks are to blame for much of these issues but there is certainly room for the curator to enhance the visitor experience with little financial outlay required.
Written September 25, 2013
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Fosfo63
Armagh, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Free, so I can't argue with value but I voluntarily donate on each visit. The kids events at holiday times like Christmas, Halloween etc are brilliant and a credit to the staff. Great displays and very interesting stories. Pity it wasn't properly funded and twice the size.
Written November 8, 2012
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xyz081
Belfast, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Family
We were on the trail of our Armagh ancestors. We're we're made most welcome and were able to find out quite a bit of information.
Written April 24, 2013
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Kjh47
Cork, Ireland42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
This is an amazing museum. The history provided by the exhibits as well as the staff was fascinating and very enlightening. We learned a lot about Northern Ireland. The staff were very helpful in answering questions and filling in the gaps in our knowledge of Ireland's history and possible future. If you find yourself in Armagh a visit to this museum is a must.
Written September 15, 2012
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DervlaO
Armagh, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
We were impressed by the layout and information provided in the lobby/entrance and the permanent display upstairs.

There was a beautiful Art display upstairs and I would recommend a visit before the end of August as it is due to change. It features lots of local artists.

The highlight for us though, was Don Stevenson on the front desk. He was extremely informative and very friendly. It really makes the difference on a visit when the staff are as pleasant as that.
Written August 20, 2012
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain20,628 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Armagh County Museum is a museum of the city of Armagh located in the center of the city, in front of a big park and two churches. Pitifully our visit here was disappointing! We wanted to learn about the history of the city and the county and there was nothing about it, So, I can not recommend this place, if you visitthe city. We visit it in few minutes.
(See also St Patrick's Cathedrals, Armagh Franciscan Friary)
Written February 18, 2018
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Steveodo
Carrickfergus, UK5,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
Free entry. I didn’t see the guy sitting behind a counter at first. He was very chatty, so it was a pity I was in a hurry. I liked the show of paintings by George Russell in the smaller room downstairs. Upstairs was a far bigger space, with some dividers sectioning off areas for particular centuries, or subjects. Loads of stuffed animals, period clothes, even the face from a bronze age human skull.

Faces the long park called The Mall. Shut on Sundays.
Written May 25, 2017
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